Summer language camps 2017

The "Language in Action" camps are enrolling now for summer 2017.

Summer language camps

The GEMS World Academy Switzerland 2017 Language in Action Summer programmes are now open for enrolment.

Cliquez ici pour les informations en français sur les cours de langues d'été 2017

Our Language in Action courses are all about building confidence and developing language competency by full immersion in the target language. Whether the purpose is to facilitate better integration for non-native speakers into the French-speaking Swiss school system, preparation for entry into an English-speaking international school, maintaining mother-tongue fluency or simply the acquisition of a foreign language, this will be a fun and entertaining way to break down inhibitions and allow children to explore and practice language skills without the pressure associated with traditional language learning. Our unique programme uses teachers who are not only experienced native language teachers but also professionally trained actors or musicians. This summer, the programmes are available in both French and English.

The dates

Monday 3rd — Friday 7th July and/or Monday 10th — Friday 14th July

Programme 1: English in Action for ages 7 - 11 and ages 12 - 15.

Programme 2: French in Action for ages 7 - 11 and ages 12 - 15.

Programme 3: Bilingual English/French Early Years activities (ages 4 - 6)

Monday 7th — Friday 11th August and/or Monday 14th — Friday 18th August

Programme 1: English in Action for ages 7 - 11 and ages 12 - 15.

Programme 2: French in Action for ages 7 - 11 and ages 12 - 15.

Programme 3: Bilingual English/French Early Years activities (ages 4 - 6)

Important information

  • The programmes begin at the start of the Vaud school holidays on Monday 3rd July
  • Open to students ages 4 - 16 years
  • Programmes are structured over one week
  • Classes are held Monday - Friday from 9h00 - 16h00
  • Half-day options are available: Morning 9h00 - 13h00 (including hot lunch), afternoon 12h00 - 16h00 (including hot lunch)
  • Extended hours’ supervision is available from 8h00 - 9h00 and from 16h00 - 17h00, charged hourly at CHF 10/hour
  • The minimum class size is five students and maximum class size is twelve students
  • Cost per week:
    • Full day: CHF 600, including hot lunch and lunchtime supervision
    • EARLY BIRD Sign-up for Full day camps before 31 May: CHF 550
    • Half day: CHF 350 (4 hours with lunch and lunchtime supervision)
    • Fees are non-refundable.

How do I register?

You can enrol online at any time.

Click here to register using the Online Enrolment Form

Alternatively, if you have further requests about our programmes, please contact us.

As places are limited, please register well in advance to avoid disappointment.

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